|UMass Lowell Riverhawks
2013/2014 Recruiting Information
(Stats through games as of 01/07/12, if available)
|This will be Coach Norm Bazin's second official recruiting class at UML, but the first that he will have the ability to actually spend a normal amount of time recruiting. UML currently is scheduled to have just 3 seniors graduating during the summer of 2013: Forwards Riley Wetmore and Colin Wright, along with defenseman Malcolm Lyles. Players that have signed an NLI (National Letter of Intent) will be highlighted in red. Players in this class cannot sign an NLI till November of 2012.|
The first original commitment for the 2013 class could be D Corey Scammon from Cushing Academy (more on him in the 2012/2013 recruiting recap). Scammon committed to Coach Blaise MacDonald during his final season with the program, and reaffirmed his commitment to Coach Bazin once he was hired. We're currently not sure what year, so the assumption here will be 2012.
On January 10th, 2012, UML received a commitment from 18-year old J.T. Stenglein, who also could be entering the program in either 2012 or 2013. Once again, for now, we've assumed 2012 so his information is on the '12 recruiting recap.
Once Norm Bazin did take over, he received his first commitment for the Class of 2017 from a local product, Woburn forward Casey Shea. Shea (a '94 DOB) is 5'11, 170 pounds and has been playing for Woburn High School, and helped lead the school into the Super 8 last year with 21 goals and 23 assists. While we do expect Shea to play juniors next season (the 2012/2013 season), it's rare to see a hockey player at a public school make a DI hockey commitment these days. There's more on Shea at this ESPNBoston Blog. Prior to the 2011 season starting up, the Boston Globe had him listed as one of the Top 5 Seniors in Mass DI Hockey, and also had a nice article on him in December of 2011. On March 1st of 2011, Shea had a game for the ages as Woburn defeated Springfield Catholic in the Play-In Game for the Super 8, as he scored all 5 goals for the Tanners.